Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Confetti falls as Denver Broncos players celebrate with the Lamar Hunt trophy after defeating the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - With the Broncos' first official Super Bowl practice out of the way, Denver coach John Fox is making sure the younger players understand the magnitude of what they will face next week.
During the past three days since winning the AFC championship, Fox has had the Broncos players with Super Bowl experience talk with the team about what to expect.
The Broncos are in the Super Bowl for the first time in 15 years and play Seattle on Feb. 2.
"They've been relating their experiences," Fox said. "It's a unique game, a unique stage, so they've shared those experiences for the younger players."
Quarterback Peyton Manning has been to two Super Bowls, and he said he shared his experiences and tip to help the younger players before getting to New York.
"We have had our opportunity to do that," Manning said of speaking to the team. "Coaches, players and John Elway. It was a good thing Coach Fox set that up and they know what they're getting into."
He added that having the game in New York is special, but the game is bigger than the location.
"The Super Bowl is always special, no matter where it's played," Manning said. " A lot of our players are playing in their first one. Certainly being in New York is going to be special, but it's a big deal because we worked so hard to get to this point. ... This is why you work hard all offseason."
Manning said practicing outside Thursday in the cold was another "good thing" to simulate what they might expect at MetLife Stadium.
The Broncos will practice again Friday and Saturday at Dove Valley before flying to New Jersey on Sunday for the week. Kicker Matt Prater did not practice Thursday because of an illness, and running back Knowshon Moreno was limited because of his rib injury.
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